Theatre Arts Chairperson

The Department of Theatre Arts/CAP21 at Molloy College invites applications for a position as Departmental Chair at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to begin on September 1st, 2020. The Department is one of nearly two dozen academic departments reconfigured within a new School of Arts and Sciences at Molloy College. As the College seeks to continue to add value as one of the most affordable private institutions in the region, the founding of the new School of Arts and Sciences plays a major role in its future strategic goals. 

The primary professional responsibilities of Molloy's faculty are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the College, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in department, school, and campus-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. The successful candidate will also be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that encourages and celebrates diversity and differences. The successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in the College's shared commitment to study, service, and community. 

The successful candidate will lead a department of roughly 135 majors. Students enrolled in the program will move together through their courses both on Molloy's Rockville Centre campus, located 40 minutes outside of New York City, and at Molloy/CAP21's newly-renovated, state-of-the-art Manhattan Center located at 50 Broadway. As they pursue the B.F.A. degree, Molloy students will experience both Molloy College campus life and the New York City professional theatre surroundings at CAP21. During their first year, freshmen will spend three days a week taking a variety of academic and studio classes at Molloy. The other two days of the week will be spent taking classes at the Molloy/CAP21 Manhattan Center.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree in Theatre Arts or a related field.  Equivalent professional experience consistent with requirements for rank of associate professor or professor may be considered. 
  • Demonstrated administrative and academic leadership in the field of the performing arts, specifically Musical Theatre. 
  • Producing and/or directing professionally or at a BFA Conservatory style program housed in a university or college.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active connections with the current professional Music Theatre Industry in New York City and at the national level.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should discuss the applicant's teaching and one of which should discuss the applicant's research or professional activity, and the Molloy College Application. Please submit all application materials in one submission to humanresources@molloy.edu with Theatre Arts in the subject line.